01 - Bells Through the Leaves-Claude Debussy 02 - Chromatic Etude-Claude Debussy 03 - Claire de lune-Claude Debussy 04 - The Engulfed Cathedral-Claude Debussy 05 - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair-Claude Debussy 06 - The Isle of Joy-Claude Debussy 07 - And the Moon Descends on the Temple that Was-Claude Debussy 08 - Pagodas-Claude Debussy 09 - Goldfish-Claude Debussy 10 - Prelude from Pour le piano-Claude Debussy 11 - The Interrupted Serenade-Claude Debussy 12 - For Opposing Sonorities-Claude Debussy
June 30, 2016 Subject:
An All-Time Favorite
These recordings accompanied a lecture given by the artist. Be sure to read the artist's liner notes and his research for new depths to these already well-known and widely beloved works. http://brenthugh.com/debnotes/gamelan.html
January 30, 2014 Subject:
better than life itself
This collection of short pieces for piano by Debussy are precious. Claude Debussy is often referred to as the father of impressionism music. However Debussy, Ravel, Satie,Lili Boulanger, et al, did not consider themselves impressionists. They thought Impressionism should be only related to painting style in the late 19th-early 20th century. Debussy's piano pieces in this collection, are so dream like, kind, wonderful, to me they seem to induce feelings that are better than from living itself. If anyone is not moved by e.g. Claire De Lune, it would be legitimate to question if they have a "heart". Or better to be less accusatory, they are lacking in sensitivity, often not their own fault. Most of these piano solos have been orchestrated which are more
"popular" than the solos. But there is a singular experience which transforms one's soul by these works by piano alone.
by the way: Around the time of the Impressionism music epoch, The great and famous French teacher of music theory and composition and style, Nadia Boulanger(1887-1979) said she gave up composing her own music when she heard her younger sister Lili Boulanger's wonderful musical compositions. Ironically the world renowned composition teacher gave up composing because she thought her sisters much superior. Sadly, Lili Boulanger, died at the age of 25 years of age(1893-1918).